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Front End Engineer

Full Time | New York

Who We Are:

Paddle8 is a marketplace for collectors, presenting auctions of extraordinary art and objects. We're seeking front end focused engineers to craft our desktop and mobile web experience.

Our technology team is highly collaborative and we are passionate about building and refining our systems, software, and user experience to be as beautiful as the goods in our world-class marketplace. We also have a beautiful and fun office in NoHo.

Our stack currently includes Python, Django, Node.js, React, Chef, SASS, MySQL, Redis, and Elasticsearch, as well as various Amazon Web Services.

Who You Are:

You’re an engineer who can turn ideas into readable, reliable, and reusable code. You believe in test-driven development as strongly as you believe in teamwork. You love building amazing new things as much as you love analyzing performance and refactoring. You're equally committed to getting our user experience just right as our designers are.

What We're Looking For

  • Robust experience with JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5.
  • Experience building responsive websites, and maybe even some experience with writing server-side code.
  • Strong understanding of web standards.
  • Interest in emerging web standards (ES2015, etc.)
  • Experience with the technology in our stack or comparable experience.
  • Solid fundamental understanding of software development best practices.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

More About Paddle8:

Alexander Gilkes (LVMH veteran and Chief Auctioneer at Phillips), Aditya Julka (a serial entrepreneur and Harvard Business School MBA), Osman Khan (a Perella Weinberg investment banker and Harvard Business School MBA), and Hikari Yokoyama (a curator and Deitch Projects alumna) comprised the founding team, which launched Paddle8 in 2011.

Today, Paddle8 is a team of over 100 art and technology experts, servicing an audience of discerning collectors from over 120 countries, from offices in New York, London, and Los Angeles.

Paddle8 is funded by a consortium of investors who represent the intersection of the art world with fashion, media, and luxury. They include VC firm Founder Collective, which previously backed Uber, Buzzfeed, Vimeo, and Makerbot; Mousse Partners, the private investment firm affiliated with a leading luxury goods company, with recent investments represented by Paperless Post, Warby Parker, and Bonobos; Skate Capital, an asset management firm focused on media, e-commerce, and the arts, with investments including ARTnews, IMAX, and The Art Newspaper; angel investor Scott Belsky, the founder of Behance; and Winklevoss Capital, experienced investors in e-commerce and media. Individual investors include art-world insiders such as Damien Hirst, Alexander von Furstenberg, members of the Mellon family, White Cube gallerist Jay Jopling and curator Hikari Yokoyama.

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